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8 July 369
Roman Emperors Fine Bishop Chronopius for Appealing an Unappealable Case

Roman Emperors Fine Bishop Chronopius for Appealing an Unappealable Case

8 July 1099
Starving Christian Crusaders do a Barefoot Religious March Around Jerusalem

Starving Christian Crusaders do a Barefoot Religious March Around Jerusalem

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8 July 1115
Death of Peter the Hermit Whose Fervor Helped Launch First Crusade

Death of Peter the Hermit Whose Fervor Helped Launch First Crusade

8 July 1153
Death of Pope Eugene III

Death of Pope Eugene III

8 July 1187
City of Acre Surrenders to Saladin's Forces

City of Acre Surrenders to Saladin's Forces

8 July 1191
English & French Crusaders Penetrate Outermost Two Walls of Acre

English & French Crusaders Penetrate Outermost Two Walls of Acre

8 July 1623
Death of Pope Gregory XV

Death of Pope Gregory XV

8 July 1741
Jonathan Edwards Preaches Classic Sermon of Fire & Brimstone

Jonathan Edwards Preaches Classic Sermon of Fire & Brimstone

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8 July 1822
Death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet & Idealist

Death of Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet & Idealist

8 July 1851
Birth of English Archaeologist Arthur Evans, Known for Finding Palace of Knossos on Crete

Birth of English Archaeologist Arthur Evans, Known for Finding Palace of Knossos on Crete

8 July 1857
Birth of Alfred Binet, Psychologist Who Invents First Usable Intelligence Test

Birth of Alfred Binet, Psychologist Who Invents First Usable Intelligence Test

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8 July 1862

Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act Targets Mormon Polygamy, Won't Be Enforced

8 July 1881
Friedrich Nietzsche's Book Morgenröte is Published

Friedrich Nietzsche's Book Morgenröte is Published

8 July 1885
Birth of Marxist Philosopher Ernst Bloch

Birth of Marxist Philosopher Ernst Bloch

8 July 1925
Bainbridge Colby Resigns as John Scopes' Defense Attorney

Bainbridge Colby Resigns as John Scopes' Defense Attorney

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8 July 1925
Henry Mencken Arrives in Dayton, Is Credited with Creating the Monkey Trial Name

Henry Mencken Arrives in Dayton, Is Credited with Creating the Monkey Trial Name

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8 July 1925
Scopes' Defense Lawyer Criticizes Bryan for Calling for Constitutional Amendment on Evolution

Scopes' Defense Lawyer Criticizes Bryan for Calling for Constitutional Amendment on Evolution

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8 July 1933
Concordat Between Nazi Germany & Vatican is Initialed

Concordat Between Nazi Germany & Vatican is Initialed

8 July 1938
Jesuit Publication Runs Article on Disastrous Presence of Jews in Hungary

Jesuit Publication Runs Article on Disastrous Presence of Jews in Hungary

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8 July 1940
Judge Kreyssig Objects to Nazi Euthanasia, Charges Philipp Bouhler with Murder

Judge Kreyssig Objects to Nazi Euthanasia, Charges Philipp Bouhler with Murder

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8 July 1940

German Occupied Guernsey Offers Reward for Anyone Painting V for Victory Sign

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8 July 1941
Hitler Orders Moscow & Leningrad Leveled

Hitler Orders Moscow & Leningrad Leveled

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8 July 1941
Jews Over 12 in Baltic States Ordered to Wear Star of David

Jews Over 12 in Baltic States Ordered to Wear Star of David

8 July 1951
Future Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger, & Brother Georg Conduct First Mass

Future Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger, & Brother Georg Conduct First Mass

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8 July 1977
FBI Conduct Raids on Scientology Church in Hollywood & Washington, D.C.

FBI Conduct Raids on Scientology Church in Hollywood & Washington, D.C.

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8 July 1999

Israeli Supreme Court: Israeli Citizens Can Have Secular or Religious Dates on Tombstones

8 July 2002
W. Todd Aiken Introduces Pledge Protection Act of 2002 to Protect Pledge of Allegiance from Federal Courts

W. Todd Aiken Introduces Pledge Protection Act of 2002 to Protect Pledge of Allegiance from Federal Courts

 
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